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Joins Department of Health and Senior Services
Michele Guhl, a former Human Services commissioner and former president of the association representing the health insurance industry in
“The Governor’s Commission has the crucial task of charting a future course for New Jersey’s health system and Michele Guhl has exactly the right blend of management experience and knowledge of the state’s complex health system that is needed to guide this panel,’’ said Health and Senior Services Commissioner Fred M. Jacobs, M.D., J.D.
Governor Jon Corzine appointed the commission last December to assess the financial health of
Guhl served as president of the New Jersey Association of Health Plans from February 2001 through last December, and as commissioner of Human Services from July 1998 through February 2001. Guhl was responsible for what was then the largest department in state government with a budget of $7.2 billion and nearly 18,000 employees.
Before becoming Human Services commissioner, Guhl served as deputy commissioner of the Department and acting director of the Division of Youth and Family Services. She also served as a deputy chief of staff and cabinet secretary in the Governor’s Office from April 1994 through August 1995; director of operations of the Senate Majority Office from June 1992 through April 1994; director of the Mercer County Department of Human Services from June 1988 through June 1992 and deputy executive director of the Delaware Valley United Way.
Goveronor Corzine named Uwe E. Reinhardt, an internationally-recognized authority on health care economics and a
Guhl was appointed to the commission, but resigned last week to become its executive director.
The commission is expected to issue a preliminary report in June and a final report by the end of the year.
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